Hiking ET&T Series - Halton Regional Forest (Hike 1)

  • 05 Jan 2023
  • 9:45 AM
  • Corner of 10 Side Road and Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Milton
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Registration

  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Registration is closed

HIKE TITLE

ET&T Series - Halton Regional Forest (Hike 1)

DATE

Thursday, January 5th, 2023

HIKE LEADER(S)

Sharon Tkacz

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

sharon.58t@gmail.com

905-630-3533

GENERAL LOCATION

Milton

START TIME

9:45 AM to start at 10:00 AM

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Roadside parking at the corner of 10 Side Road and Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Milton.

43,51574N, 79.99749W Nassagaweya — Milton

Parking Location

DISTANCE

6 +/- kms

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate 3-4 kph

DURATION APPROX

2 – 2.5 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate: mainly narrow bike trails, rocky, uneven footing with boardwalks, bridges and stairs.

TYPE OF HIKE:

Combined linear and loop hike

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

The ET&T series offers 24 hikes, every Thursday from January 5th to June 15th 2023.  These hikes follow local trails that a group of HOC members compiled into a guide book titled “Escarpment Trails and Treks: Two-Hour Hikes in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara”. These hikes  are very special and ideal for getting to know local trails in only 2-3 hours and all in close proximity to your home in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region, Southern Ontario. All level of hikers are welcome! 

This is the first of 24 hikes in the ET&T Series. We will hike primarily through beautiful hardwood forest, wetlands and meadows. Visit the Hilton Falls, stone walls and structures from the 19th century. The creek and dam powered a 40-foot diameter water wheel. The site was abandoned in 1967. The waterfall is spectacular in winter and a ice spot for snack break.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

CANCELLATION

  If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

  The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

REGISTRATION OPENS

2 weeks before the hike. Up to 15 hikers are welcome to participate in this event.

WHAT TO BRING

  Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread.

  Bring icers and hiking poles.

  Dress in layers according to weather

  Bring snacks and water

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

GUIDING NOTES:

HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain.

TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc.) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions.

Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, The Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.


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Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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